GW2 Ascended armor stats

A list of GW2 Ascended armor stats and their comparison with exotics.

Ascended Armor Stats


All Ascended armor pieces contain a single defensive infusion slot per armor piece, which can be outfitted with infusions containing agony resists or infusions with +5 stats. See this guide on acquiring them (they can be crafted or brought from laurel vendors in PvE/WvW).

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Defense stats on the Ascended armor pieces

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Ascended Armor Stats compared to exotics


The major thing to take away from this comparison is that the stat differences are all ~5%. For items such as boots/gloves etc the stat difference is 1-2 stat more between exotic and ascended. For items such as coat/leggings the difference is slightly bigger but that is because they have more stats. It all rounds up to about 5% stat increase by upgrading from exotics to Ascended.

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  • MauricioCezar

    Hmmm. Doesn’t looks worth by the stats. What about the defense itself? Much difference?

    • Zarremgregarrok

      Well, it is still best in slot option, so it is worth it if you are looking for best stats.
      If you are looking for almost best stats for decent cost, ascended is not for you.

      (With a little exception of crit damage on leggings.)

      • MauricioCezar

        what have about the Slot? Infusion slot? I’ll be sure getting those, but it’ll be filled with agony only =p.
        Or it have more slots than commom?

        • Spacemen

          Prolly only 1 same as on 1 handed weapon, only 2 handed weapons have 2 slots (because it takes 2 weapon slots for 1 weapon)

        • Zarremgregarrok

          Best stats per inventory slot. Nothing complicated here.

          Also: Defensive Infusion slot can be filled by infusions that have +5stats and/or +5agony

    • Lunatuna

      The defense on an exotic heavy armor coat is 363 vs 381 for the ascended version. So +4.96%

  • treno

    Waste of gold,time and materials

    • shodannet

      And if it was the opposite, people would be still upset (GAER GRIND!!1)

  • Rayd

    Ascended armor comes with an extra infusion slot though right? If you do WvW and put a WvW infusion in each slot it makes a pretty large difference.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Yup, I put up a pic of the defensive infusion slot.

    • Brit89

      Thinking of adding the Vital WvW Infusion ones on my Soldier Light set – so that’s +30 Vitality // -6% damage taken from Guards and Lords – on top of the Soldier stats increase (Melandru runes). Should be fun. I would go more Toughness but I have a Momentum sigil for that ^_^

  • Tenofas

    Those % for the difference between Exotic and Ascended are just armor set vs armor set, for 6 pieces. But one should look at how much the ascended set affect the total stats compared to an exotic set.
    For example, my warrior has a full knight-armor set.
    With the exotic set I have 2081 power, 1566 precision and 2195 toughness.
    The ascended set would increase power by 11, precision by 11 and toughness by 14.
    That means that overall I will get an increase of 0,53% in power, 0,70% in precision and 0,64% in toughness.
    Am I doing the right math?

    LOL!

    • Kwalle

      That is correct if counting you base stats, weapons and traits together.
      That’s why, imo, the only reason to get it is for higher Agony Resistance for fractals.
      Stat-wise, it’s an abysmal small overall bonus…

  • Wilini

    Seems to be an error in Soldier / Ahamid: it is NOT power / Vitality / toughness !?!

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      What is the error? Power is the main stat out of the 3.

      • Wilini

        In the previsualisation it seems that this conbination ” power / toughness / vitality” is not available. When I open it and sélect Ahamid I have in description : condition damage. Maybe it is Anet error in the freetext description.
        It is when I open the recipe to select the one I want, just to be sure, to not lost karma for nothing

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          This is what it shows on my: http://i.imgur.com/FwNByag.jpg

          • Wilini

            Thanks all for your reply and screenshot. Indeed it was an Anet error in the French translation version. Thank for quick reply and continue with all your usefull article on gw2

        • Brit89

          This is a known error. Something to do with translation in different languages – a French player was talking about it in Map Chat the other day. Ahamid is indeed Soldier PVT stats.

  • StarMars

    Would be nice if you could include screenshots of characters in full ascended armor.

    • StarMars

      nvm just saw ur earlier post. include the link here maybe?

  • Joel Daniel Christen

    Every ascended equip has exactly 5% higher stats than the exotic version. Ingame 0.XX is just not visible. Nothing new and just a lot of needless work tbh, but still – ty for all those who have to “see” it.

  • Dagnis

    The game is made, and will be made, for exotic stats in mind. Don’t rush or spend a money to get ascended armor. Take your time. Also, if you are a bit of a penny pincher like myself, just make the chest and leggings.

  • Hickeroar

    I’m frankly relieved to find out that there’s no legitimate reason to grind out an entire set of ascended gear. The only reasons anyone should really want a full set is if they’re a completionist and just HAVE to have the “best,” or if they plan on going to lvl 80 fractals and need the extra infusion slots.

    There’s never going to be a return on that 600g investment needed to level crafting and then craft a full set of ascended. Especially when you consider how long it will take.

    • Infusion slot grind

      They will almost certainly move the vertical grind to the infusion slots. They’ll introduce higher and higher stats for these slots. So even if the stats difference is insignificant right now, I doubt it will stay that way.

  • The Spirit Molecule

    such bullshit…

  • smi

    wings of dwayna or full set for alt?

  • Alvur

    Something a lot of people don’t seem to realize is that crit damage is not a hard integer percent, there is actually a hidden decimal component to it. So two pieces of equipment that both say “1% crit damage” may very well be 1.1% and 1.3%. You can see this change occasionally swapping pieces when you’re right on the borderline of rounding up.

    Of course it’s all moot now since we’ll be switching to the “ferocity” stat soon. RIP.

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